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post #41 of 160

Oh my gosh you guys.  Today I went to pick my Dh up from work (he's seasonal at Best Buy but mainly a SAHD) and I puked on the sidwalk in front of the store!  OMG, so embarassing! 

 

That's a good point we have more amniotic fluid and TWO placentas to deal with.  I'm feeling mine more an more but I'm looking forward to a good hard kick (remind me of that later when I complain about it).

post #42 of 160
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Oh THAT sucks! ROTFLMAO.gifNot laughing AT you, just with you, because I can commiserate. I threw up in the parking lot in front of my office once, in front of a bunch of people. DH looked a little embarrassed (told him I needed to eat!)

Look at the bright side! At least we're showing a good deal, so no one can think we're just hungover!!orngbiggrin.gif

post #43 of 160
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My M/W's office is so freakin' cool. She's having "PIE-A-PALOOZA" today at her office. Everyone brings a pie to share, or two pies if you want to swap, and everyone gets lots 'o pie :D And then you get a chance to meet other crunchy mamas too. She is so cool!

 

On a sad note, I just scheduled an appointment to meet with the OB/GYN "counselor" at the practice that I think I'm going with :( I have to see her before I can even see one of the docs. I'm so sad to be leaving my great M/W office :(

post #44 of 160

PIE!!  That sounds awesome! 

 

I hope you like the new dr.  I'm going with a MFM OB this time when I had a MW last time but she's pretty nice.  We'll see how much of a fight I have on my hands at birth!

post #45 of 160

Mamas, quick fly by bc I already spent longer than I promised myself I would on MDC

 

Had my anatomy scan today

Boy and Girl joy.gifl Both perfect and healthy. My boy weighs ~11oz and my girl 10oz

I'm over-the-moon happy- having a "can this really be happening??" kind of day. Yay.

I did spend 10+hours admitted today, tho. We're all fine, there's a post on I'm pregnant, I'll come back and update you here. I'm mostly happy that I'm headache free for the first time in a while. hooray.

 

Nanette- I'm so happy for you on being half way, but sad for you to have to leave your MW'. Bummer. Are you still planning to UC (and using the OB as prenatal/backup, I assume?) I'm also seeing a MFM after a long personal debate. I've been pleasantly surprised. His care leaves me very autonomous and empowered to make the choices I feel like are good for my family, in a way my past MWs have not. I've been thinking of this very topic today, I could wax more, but.... later. :)

I also want to come to your pie party. Seriously, now I'm craving pie. mmmm, pie.

 

Liora- public puking! oh no! I'm so sorry :(

 

I want in on the FB. I'll pm you both my real name. Just FYI- I announced to a specific friend group on FB but I'm not 'out' to all my FB as pregnant (old boss/coworkers that I'm trying to convince to take me back w/ the schedule I want next summer before he knows I'll be freshly pp...) Hm. I'm going to add you both to that friend list so you can see twin posts, but I don't know if it works retroactively... pity; my announcement post responses were priceless.


Edited by babygrey - 11/24/10 at 3:35am
post #46 of 160

What wonderful news, BabyGrey!  I'm glad everything is looking good.

post #47 of 160

Hi mama, it is quiet around here... I'm bumping us cuz I'm bored w/ bad pg insomnia. thumb.gif

How was everyone's holiday? Had a nice dinner w/ the fam, but, MAN, it gave me bad reflux. blech. I'm tired of chugging ant-acids. My sis swears by apple cider vinegar. Have you ever heard of this? The thought makes me want to gag, but if it would help, I might try....

Had a nasty URI, but all healed up quick, so that's good.

Over the last couple days, babes have gotten more bouncy, which is fun.

post #48 of 160

Yeah, it has been quiet!  Everyone's been busy! :-)

The raw, organic apple cider vinegar is a great idea.  And it's a lot better for you than using antacids.  A liquid calcium/magnesium supplement is also better than something like Tums, and the magnesium helps to keep the uterus calm.;-)  I need that these days!  I've had some killer contractions.

post #49 of 160

Hey ladies!  Just wanted to say hello!

 

We just found out last week that we are having fraternal twin boys....what a surprise!  They are fraternal.  We're excited, and trying to wrap our heads around the whole thing!

 

As to the ACV - it works like a charm!  I've been having to take it almost every night.  I do also take a magnesium/calcium supplement that I hope is helping.  :)

post #50 of 160

Welcome burleson and congrats on twins! We are having faternal twin boys too!  Do you have names picked out?

 

Hooray on b/g babygrey!!!! I'm so happy for you! 

 

Guess what?  I'm 1/2 way!!! Woohoo on 20 weeks.  I definitely have days in a row when I feel great so that is nice.  Only puking every few days is better than feeling horrible 24/7!  I CAN NOT BELIEVE HOW big I am!  I look like I did at 30 weeks with DD.  I don't want to put pics on MDC but if you friend me on FB you'll see the occasional belly shot!

 

How was everyone's Thanksgiving?  My feet were killing me from being on them all day but I felt great and had an appetite all day!

post #51 of 160

for the both of the last two posts, how do you know if they are fraternal? unless they have been tested out with a CVS or amnio, it seems like that would be up in the air since they are the same sex.

post #52 of 160
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for the both of the last two posts, how do you know if they are fraternal? unless they have been tested out with a CVS or amnio, it seems like that would be up in the air since they are the same sex.



They have separate amniotic sacs and separate placentas.  :)

post #53 of 160
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for the both of the last two posts, how do you know if they are fraternal? unless they have been tested out with a CVS or amnio, it seems like that would be up in the air since they are the same sex.



They have separate amniotic sacs and separate placentas.  :)



from what i have learned that does not fully prove anything, if monozygotic twins split in the first 3 days they would look just like that also and about 25% do just that.

the only thing in utero that i know of that proves dizygotic twins is to see that they are different sexes.

just as the only thing that proves monozygotic is a shared sack (since placentas can sometime fuse so well the cant tell if they were one or two.

 

here is some good reading http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin#Degree_of_separation

 

but if you are with same sex twins and different sacks, it could still be either, time and testing will tell if you care to know. of course dizygotic (fraternal) twins are way more likely

post #54 of 160


Hmmmm.....I just found out about them last week - I thought I was just having one!  :)

 

Definitely have more reading to do.  All I know is that two different sonogram techs told me they were di/di?!?  

 

I will keep researching - I am trying to absorb this all at a rapid rate!

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Originally Posted by ~Adorkable~ View Post

for the both of the last two posts, how do you know if they are fraternal? unless they have been tested out with a CVS or amnio, it seems like that would be up in the air since they are the same sex.



They have separate amniotic sacs and separate placentas.  :)



from what i have learned that does not fully prove anything, if monozygotic twins split in the first 3 days they would look just like that also and about 25% do just that.

the only thing in utero that i know of that proves dizygotic twins is to see that they are different sexes.

just as the only thing that proves monozygotic is a shared sack (since placentas can sometime fuse so well the cant tell if they were one or two.

 

here is some good reading http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin#Degree_of_separation

 

but if you are with same sex twins and different sacks, it could still be either, time and testing will tell if you care to know. of course dizygotic (fraternal) twins are way more likely

post #55 of 160
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from what i have learned that does not fully prove anything, if monozygotic twins split in the first 3 days they would look just like that also and about 25% do just that.

 

You are quite right, MZs can have di/di.  However, I first "met" my babies at 5 days old.  So I know they were not twinning prior to 5 days and therefore to be MZ they would be mo/di if not mo/mo.  Want to see them?  They look like they are splitting but it is just the embryo hatching out of the zona shell.  They were frozen at 3 days 2 years ago when DD was transfered to me.  We thawed them and they grew for 2 more days before being transferred back into me. 

 

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For burleson - there is a small chance your twins are identical.  I'd request testing of the placenta when they are born just so you know.  It is highly likely the are DZ though.

post #56 of 160

what amazing pictures! thanks for sharing, it is wonderful all the routes to the miracle of birth that babies can come thru

post #57 of 160

As far as types of twins go, although I do realize that it is theoretically possible that I am carrying identical twins, I am assuming that my boys are fraternal.

My reasons?

My age - fraternal twins on my mother's side - this being my 6th pregnancy - the timing of conception.  All those "factors" increase my chance of conceiving fraternal twins.  Given that, I think the chance of my boys being identical is rather insignificant.

Now, if I were in my 20's, had no family history, and this were only my second pregnancy, I'd have good reason to question whether or not they were identical.smile.gif  But everything I've been reading has only pointed out to me that I had more chances of conceiving twins with this pregnancy than I ever dreamed!LOL

post #58 of 160

I haven't read up on this since I know mine are DZ but I wonder what the reasons would be for really needing to know.  Like health wise?

 

You know, I read that the Olsen twins, who obviously look identical, are in fact DZ twins.  I read that there is a possible third type of twins called SZ (like sesisequential or something) that occurs when an oocyte splits and then is fertilized by two different sperm.  Interesting stuff!

post #59 of 160

Yes, there are three types of twins.  From two separate eggs, from one egg that splits before it is fertilized, and from one egg that splits sometimes after fertilization.  It's all interesting stuff to read!  I've been reading nearly non-stop, even before I had twins confirmed.  I'm learning tons of stuff.orngtongue.gif

post #60 of 160

super quick check in bc I had to say: Liora, those pictures are SO AMAZING. What a cool thing to be able to have for your boys. (do you have your DD's as well?)

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